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A Clever Hold up by Tim Bourke

Source: IBPA Column Service FEB 2021 **Source: wikipedia: Tim Bourke "is an Australian bridge player and writer. His joint project with Justin Corfield "the Art of Declarer Play" won...

Declarer Play: The hold-up play By Karen Walker

Source: Karen Walker Site The hold-up play is a strategy that can prevent your opponents from cashing tricks in their long suit. It's usually used when declaring...

Early Bird Gets the Worm By Alfred Sheinwold

Source The Day - 4 Dic 1982  Lead: 10 The early bird may get the worm, but the early duck gets the contract. Today's South took the jack of clubs,...

Losing a Trick Wins the Game by Victor Mollo

Nov. 25, 1976 BY ‘SELECTING the best of the columns that he wrote for a leading London daily, Victor Mollo has attempted to paint a...

Ducking by Refusing a Finesse by Louis H. Watson

Source: “Watson the Play of the Hand at Bridge” Chapter XI, Page 105 One rather unusual type of ducking play involves the deliberate refusal of a finesse. ...

Interfering with Declarer’s Communications by Joan Butts

Source: http://bridge-game.info/ On Saturday 20 September 2014 ABF Teaching Coordinator Joan Butts delivered a workshop at Peninsula Bridge Club on “Defence: Keeping Our Communications and Interfering with Declarer’s”....

Listening by Tim Bourke (AUS)

Dealer East E/W Vul 6 Q 6 4 2 Q J 9 6 4 A K Q A Q 7 3 A K 8 10 7 2 9 8 6 West North East South Pass 1 Pass 1 1 1NT1 Pass 2 Pass 3NT Pass 3NT End 12-14 West leads...

Frustrate their knavish tricks by Dan Howe

Source: Sarasota Journal - 16 Mar 1971 Every good bridge player knows it is often advisable to hold up taking a trick with an ace. Sometimes it is...

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